In this episode of the Farmers Weekly Transition Podcast, Rachel and Richard Risdon talk about their grass-based dairy enterprise.
The couple run a grass-based herd of 300 Friesian cross Jersey dairy cows at Bramford Speke, near Exeter, Devon.
The herd is rotationally grazed and yield about 4,900 litres and 452kg of milk solids from about 650kg of concentrate.
Grass is topped up with cake when necessary, focusing on having cows out grazing from calving in February until late November.
The Farmers Weekly Transition project aims to help farmers secure a sustainable future for their farm business.
Rachel and Richard have three main goals: reducing their carbon footprint, understanding new agri-environment schemes, and recruiting good staff.